SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

June 10, 2008 12:12 ET

Smith & Nephew announces Transaction in Own Shares

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) -


Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 10 June 2008 it purchased 175,000
ordinary shares of USUSD0.20 each at a price of 580.4383 pence per share.
The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc
holds 61,274,483 ordinary shares in treasury, and
has 887,515,145 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).



Paul Chambers

Company Secretary


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